Dirty fun

Had a lovely morning at the Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens (Benowa) for the "Make your Very Own Dinosaur Garden" workshop presented by Earthy Little Fingers (GCCC Healthy & Active program).

Miss 3 made a dinosaur out of clay & planted her own sage, leek and garlic among other things. Good fun!

Thankfully it was under a marquee so we managed to stay dry.

Miss 3 was unusually quiet - perhaps just enjoying everything that was going on around her.

The Make your Very Own Dinosaur Garden…Raaahh!  was the first of a series of
interactive gardening workshops by Earthy Little Fingers that take children on
an imaginative “edible” gardening journey.
The workshops have been designed by Horticulturist and Gold Coast mother of two Katherine Unwin. 
“Children will enjoy creating a clay dinosaur and planting their very own seeds, seedling, cutting and bulb to grow some delicious dinosaur (and children) food! This workshop is a wonderful outdoor activity for earthy little fingers and  among other things, will help children to understand that some canned, dried and processed produce actually comes from the earth and that it’s easy and fun to grow themselves,” she says.


Katherine completed a Diploma of Horticulture (Landscape) in 2003 and has been designing gardens in Victoria and Queensland since then for her own company as well as for high profile Melbourne based Landscape Designers. 

Katherine’s priority is to grow and provide wholesome foods for her family, friends and charities and to teach basic permaculture and organic kitchen gardening principles to young children with the hope that they will play an important part in looking after themselves and ultimately, our planet.

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